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The State Of Enterprise Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Backup is often called broken or otherwise denigrated, but our survey showed that it's alive and well. Here's a look at backup practices in the enterprise today.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: Choose Wisely
Lynn LeBlanc, CEO, HotLinkCommentary
Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud is now a viable and affordable option for protecting data center resources -- but select your vendor with care.
By Lynn LeBlanc CEO, HotLink,
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Time For LUN To Die
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
In virtualized environments, managing storage with LUNs isn't practical. With the upcoming arrival of VMware Virtual Volumes, we can shift to VM-centric data services.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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The Facebook Data Center Delusion
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
There's a lot of talk about how enterprises should run their data centers like Facebook and Google for increased efficiency, but emulating web-scale companies won't pan out for the average enterprise.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Fibre Channel Backbone 6 Boosts Storage Network Performance
The Fibre Channel Industry Association, Non-profit international organizationCommentary
The new FC-BB-6 standard for converged Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks includes improvements such as domain ID scalability and separation of control and data plane.
By Rupin Mohan, Marketing Chairman, Fibre Channel Industry Association; Technology Strategy, Hewlett Packard ,
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Interop Kicks Off In Style
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The Shrinking Storage Array
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
In the storage array market, smaller is better, as huge, expensive equipment has been replaced with compact, cheaper models.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Storage Intelligence Moves Up The Stack
Frank Denneman, Technology Evangelist, PernixDataCommentary
New products for virtual data centers move storage intelligence closer to the application for increased performance.
By Frank Denneman Technology Evangelist, PernixData,
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Storage Free-For-All
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
New technologies and suppliers are threatening the status quo in storage. Who will be your storage vendor in 2016?
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Reduction Technologies: The Basics
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure StorageCommentary
Data deduplication, data compression, and thin provisioning can help organizations tackle massive data growth. Here's an overview of how they work.
By Vaughn Stewart Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage,
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Keeping Tabs On Storage Industry M&A
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Mergers and acquisitions have been commonplace in the storage industry. Today, the storage M&A race has slowed a bit, but everyone wants to know what Cisco's next move will be.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Backup Appliances & The Cloud
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
While cloud computing may seem to solve the backup problem, the answer isn't that easy. Today's backup appliances strive for a more nuanced approach.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SAS Grows In The Data Center
SCSI Trade Association , (STA)Commentary
More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements.
By Rick Kutcipal, STA Board Member, Avago Technologies ,
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Hyper-Convergence And All Flash On The Way
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Will a combination of the two shiniest technologies in the storage business make a match like champagne and caviar, or will it create a system looking more like a chocolate-covered pickle?
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Ethernet Disk Drives: Will They Catch On?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Seagate and HGST have designed Ethernet drives, but can these products change the storage status quo?
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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The Rise Of White-Box Storage
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Low-cost, generic storage based on original design manufacturer boxes is gaining ground in the storage industry.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud Storage: How To Pick A Provider
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
When it comes to enterprise cloud storage, there's no shortage of providers. Here's what you need to consider in order to make the right choice.
By Crystal Bedell ,
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Cloud Storage Security: AWS Vs. Azure
Anna Andreeva, security quality assurance engineer, A1QACommentary
Security remains the biggest concern facing cloud storage adoption. Here we look at the security details of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, two cloud storage heavyweights.
By Anna Andreeva security quality assurance engineer, A1QA,
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VMware Launches Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Virtualization giant teams with hardware partners on EVO: RAIL, an integrated device targeting virtual desktop infrastructure, branch offices, and virtual private clouds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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